Sustainability Report 2014
At Sappi, we embrace a holistic vision of sustainability as defined by the Brundtland Commission: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." We recognize that strong, sustainable companies don't merely manage against quarterly financial targets—they invest in the PEOPLE they employ, they make commitments to protect the PLANET from the wasteful use of natural resources and they have a clear vision to achieve profitable growth and PROSPERITY for current and future generations.
Our continuing investments in our people have been instrumental to this success, with our focus on safety, training and job development at the core of everything we do. We believe that no business can win in the marketplace without motivated, engaged and well trained people making it happen every day; on the mill floor or with customers, solving business problems collaboratively and creatively. In this year’s report, we highlight our world class employees and the value they create, for it is our people that will enable Sappi North America to rise to the challenges faced by our industry.
Our sustainability platform is science-based and focused on continuous improvement. We have established five year goals and are committed to public reporting of our progress against these goals. As providers of FSC® certified paper and SFI® certified paper, we work each and every day at manufacturing, distributing and disposing of our products in responsible and sustainable ways. Additionally, we are committed to helping all of our partners—merchants, printers, corporate end-users and designers—understand the true footprint of our business so that they can trust that when they do business with us, they are doing business with the leader in the industry.
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